PENARTH LOCAL BOARD AND THE BUTE BILL. — On the ground of interference with the public interests of the town, the Parliamentary Committee of the Penarth Local Board, accompanied by Mr J. W. Morris, clerk, and Mr Arthur Evans, surveyor, proceeded to London on Monday last, for the purpose of giving evidence in opposition to the Bute Bill in Paliament. The monthly meeting of the Board, which was to be held on Monday evening last was, therefore, postponed for a week.
CAPT. HAMILTON MURRELL. BARRY AND CADOXTON CONSERVATIVE CLUB AND INSTITUTE. THE MEMBERS SIT DOWN TO AN INAUGURAL DINNER. By way of celebrating the opening of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute, Holton-road, Barry Docks, the board of directors invited the whole of the members to a free dinner, held at the Institute Rooms on Monday evening last, when a company numbering about two hundred sat down to an excellent repast, admirably served up in every respect by the special committee of management, composed of Messrs D. W. Howell, J. W. Davis. and W. Minnis, efficiently assisted by the energetic manager and manageress of the establishment, Mr and Mrs Nurton, together with the secretary, Mr James Russell, and a numerous band of willing helpers. The dining-rooms had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with bunting, political mottoes &c., interspersed with portraits of the most prominent members of the Conservative and Unionist parties. In front of the building streamers of flags had been slung across the street, lending a degree of attraction to the new head- quarters of the Conservative cause in the Barry district. The dinner having been amply enjoyed by the larcre company, the members of the Institute held their first general meeting, at which the election of new directors took place, and other business was transacted. An agreeable convivial gathering followed, when several appropriate I political and other toasts were submitted, and a lengthy programme of vocal and instrumental music was gone through. Mr Rees Jones, printer, Barry, one of the members of the institution, was an efficient accompanist, and Capt. Hamilton Murrell and Dr. Treharne, with the other members of the directorate, superintended the general arrange- ments, which were gone through without a hitch. Amongst the company in attendance during the evening were Captain Hamilton Murrell, Barry (chairman of directors), who presided in the absence of Mr Robert Forrest, J.P., St. Fagan's. the president of the institute Dr E. Treharne, Cadoxton (vice-chairman) Mr D. Lloyd Lougher, Cardiff, and organising agent of the South Glamor- gan Conservative Association Messrs D W Howell, I T Dando, William Fowler, J W Davis, and W Minnis (directors) B G Davies (treasurer), James Russell (secretary), J B Mockford (Dinas Powis), L Y Owen, H C Griffin, E S Johnson, R S Robin- son, J A Owen, F C Griffin, R Percival, J Arnold. F J Colyer, D Clark, H L Jones, E A Willey, F Jackson, R Griffiths, Ramsey, A E Leyshon, T Buckler, T Jenkins, L Price, G Willett, S Elkins, J H Davies, Rees Ho well, J Summers, J Williams, F Paul, Sidney Davies, 0 Horton. F W Shaddock, G Lonnon, C Wyberg, C Watkins (Wood-street), W Stark, T Knowles, S Woodham, E Willis, J Hopkins, R Wilson, George Burnett, J Jeremiah. J Williams, W Pullen, W Brewer, L Butcher, E Richards, C Manley, T Cockram, D W Thomas. T Kathrens, Blenkensopp. D Lloyd, E Lloyd. Rees Jones, T Richards (builder), J Baker, Archer, Jenkin Lloyd, I T Tando (Newport). &c. "THE QUEEN AND CONSTITUTION." The first toast submitted was that of a The Queen and Constitution," proposed by the Chair- man, who, in doing so, said it was a toast which was rightly honoured in every assembly of Con- servatives, and in asking them to drink to the health of the Queen he did so with the knowledge that in Barry Docks they would show their loyalty by accepting the toast very heartily. (Cheers.) The Queen, by the will of the people, and as the figure-head, reigned over a nation second to none in the world, and one whose flag was seen on every sea, and whose people were found in every clime. (Applause.) Of former kings and queens they would not find one who had done so much good and set such excellent examples, both as a mother and as a wife, than Queen Victoria. (Loud applause and musical honours.) SUCCESS TO THE BARRY AND CADOXTON CONSERVA- TIVE CLUB AND INSTITUTE." The next toast was proposed by Mr D. Lloyd Lougher, and received with much enthusiasm. It was evident, Mr Lougher said, that if their opponents were there that evening they could but say that the success of the club, both com- mercially and socially, was undoubtedly assured. (Cheers.) There was another aspect, however-a primary and undoubted one. The club would certainly prove a nucleus that would have a good effect in this particular division, and he trusted the members would take that fact to heart, not only for their own interest, but for the welfare of the country and its constitution. (Applause.) Proceeding to speak of unequal parliamentary representation in different parts of the country, the speaKer said the members were living in a unique district, a. district which had grown wonderfully during the past two or three years. Five years ago the polling district of St Andrew's, which included the parishes of Barry, Cadoxton, Highlight, St Lythan's, Merthyr Dovan, Michael- stone-le-Pit, Sully, and Wenvoe, contained 590 voters only, whereas to-day these parishes, irrespective of Wenvoe, contained 2,807 voters, while the whole Parliamentary division of South Glamorgan comprised 14,023 voters. The increase of votes in Barry, Cadoxton. &c.. was unprece- dented in any other part of the kingdom, this district containing more voters itself than eleven constituencies represented by members of Parlia- ment in the Imperial chamber—(cries of "Shame)"—namely. Newry. 1.927 Kilkenny City. 1.825 Galloway City, 1,986 Wick Burghs. 2,605 St. Andrew's Burghs. 2694 Win- chester, 2.473 Whitehaven. 2,774 Ponte- fract, 2.643 Penryn and Falmouth, 2.620; Durham Mid. Division, 2,483 Bury St Edmund s, 2.509. (Continued cries of Shame.' ) This. Mr Lougher added, showed the power they might ha\'c in this division of the constituency of South ¡ Glamorgan. (Cheers.) He would ask them to stick to the cause, and let their motto be,Equity, unity, and fraternity." (Applause.) By doing so, they would be able to place their men on different bodies, and also in Parliament. He (Mr Lougher) was extremely sorry to hear their worthy chair- man was going to retire from the directorate of the institution-(hear, hear)—for Captain Murrell possessed exceptional adaptabilities and capabili ties. (Cheers.) They were living in a revolutionary and democratic age. Why should they not send Captain Murrell to Parliament ? (Cheers, and cries of Yes, send him to Parliament)." They wanted, the speaker said in concluding, a candi- date for Parliament in this division, and they desired to find one of themselves to contest the seat. (A Voice Send Captaim Murrell," and applause.) Mr B. G. Davies ably seconded. In response to the toast, and referring to the present Government, Captain Murrell said be agreed with previous speakers that measures were being rushed through the House of Commons. The Liberal Party put him in mind of the Republican Party in America, the members of which, when in power, and when they desired ad- ditional party strength to attain their desires, turned a territory into a state, the consequence being that the people in that state were all Republicans. He would like to know what would be the fate of the Liberal Party if they acted so underhandedly and endeavoured to pass every petty bill introduced, just to appease the wrath and quiet the uneasiness of one or two members ? (Laughter and cheers.) It gave him the greatest possible pleasure to respond to this toast on behalf of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute. (Hear, hear.) There was no need for him to say this institute was going to be a success. (Cheers.) He ventured to say very few clubs within four months of registration could show a membership of 220 in a district where no party club existed; and if, as they had been told, the representation of South Glamorgan at the next election would depend on the votes of this dis- trict, if the present member could look into that room that evening he would think it time he got either on to one side or the other of the fence he had been sitting on lately. (Applause and laughter.) As had been stated that evening, this was a club, not only for social purposes, but also for political purposes, and if ever there was a time when it behoved a man to hold an interest in his country it was now, and no one had a right to neglect to vote, or to give his vote because his party said so. (Cheers.) He considered that the old spirit of Toryism of a century ago was dead, never to live again, and out of its aeheil had arisen this glorious spirit of new Conservatism, a spirit that had for its motto" Our country." (Applause.) When the Radical gentlemen, Little Englanders," as The Times called them, talked about not caring for the English colonies and other countries, and were wanting to know what was the use of building ships and spending money on armies, he (Captain Murrell) often wondered how long these good people would be allowed to spout forth their views under any other Govern- ment except that of England ? He ventured to say no other country would allow them to advance such theories such men would be hanged as traitors-traitors to their country, and traitors to themselves. (Applause.) They as Conservatives did not quite hold up their programme as much as they should. Mr Chamberlain, in a recent speech, had said that the programme of the Unionist Parliament would be the promotion of measures for the improved condition of the dwellings of the poor, compensation to employees in all cases of accident, old age pensions, and control and stoppage of foreign immigration. (Cheers.) In the next election were they going to support a Government like the last Unionist one, a Government that inspired con- fidence, restored trade, kept foreign relations intact, reduced the income-tax, paid off a portion of the national debt, kept peace in Ireland, and gave the country free education ?—(applause)— or would they support a so-called Liberal Govern- ment that had reduced the voting in the Commons to a farce, curtailed criticism, had three little wars, brought trade to a standstill, filled the Bank of England with so much money as to beat the record, showing a want of confidence by investors, spent twelve months over a Home Rule Bill that was not wanted, increased the income-tax, and had been pulled this way or that according to any fad or notion of a member or two ? (Hisses, and cries of "No.") With regard to voting at Barry, he ventured to say this club would have a good effect in the district. (Hear, hear.) There were many men who would come forward to re- present them in this division, and the selection rested in their own bands; but if they did not have a candidate to represent them they were not Conservatives. (Hear, hear.) He was sure the success of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Institute was in good hands, and if they would work as hard in its behalf in the future as they had in the past it would prove even more succesful, and would materially assist at the next general election in placing the candidate of their selection at the top of the poll. (Loud applause.) In interesting terms, Mr J. Arnold submitted the toast of the The Supper Committee," con- sisring of Messrs D. W. Howells, W. MiDnis, and J. W. Da vis. Mr Arnold said unstinted praise was due to this committee for so ably carrying out the arrangements connected with the bountiful repast partaken of that evening. (Cheers.) The speaker added he would take ad vantage of this opportunity to express regret that Captain Murrell was about severing his connection with the directorate of the club, and remarked it was a pleasure to see such men as the chairman and Dr Treharne leading the members. (Hear, hear.) Mr Ramsey seconded, and coupled with the toast the names of the waiters of the evening. (Ap- plause with musical honours.) Mr D. W. Howell replied on behalf of his colleagues, expressing thanks for the kind recep- tion given the toast. (Cheers.) The toast of The Steward and Stewardess," Mr and Mrs C. Nurton, was proposed by Mr G. W. Willett, who said the greatest possible praise was due to Mr and Mrs Nurton and their assistants for the manner in which every detail in connec- tion with the dinner proceedings, &c., had been attended to. (Cheers and musical honours.) Mr Blenkensopp very suitably seconded, and Mr Nurton responded, hoping this would not be the last occasion for himself and his wife to provide a dinner for the members. (Cheers.) During the remainder of the evening the toast of "The Chairman," "The Secretary" (Mr James Russell), &c., were enthusiastically received. MUSICAL PROGRAMME. The following programme was rendered in interesting style during the evening :—Song (encored), Mr B. G. Davies duett, Larboard Watch," Messrs E. Richards and C. Manley song, "Huuting day," Mr John Williams; song, "Girls of the London road," Mr T. Cockram song, The Stowaway," Mr R. Griffiths; comic song," Don't touch him." Mr G. Willett; song, The powder monkey," Mr R. S. Robinson violin solo (encored), Mr E. A. Willey song, Home of my childhood," Mr T. Buckler recitation (from Shakespeare), Mr O. Hoi ton). &c. The proceedings closed with the rendering of the National Anthem.
MORE OPPOSITION TO THE EAST GLAMORGAN RAILWAY. In addition to the petitions from the Taff Vale and Rhymnev Railway Companies which have been presented against the East Glamorgan Rail- way Bill. three further petitions have also been deposited in opposition by the Pontypridd, Caer- philly. and Newport Railway, the Brecon and Merthyr Railway, and the Great Western Rail- way Companies.
OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT THE PRINCIPALITY FURNISHING COMPANY," 78, Holton-road, BARRY DOCK, 'Have just OPENED with the largest and best -stock of all descriptions of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Etc., in the District. BEDROOM SUITES, In Walnut, Mahagony. Ash, and Oak. DINING-ROOM SUITES, In heavy solid Walnut frames, upholstered in Leather, Velvet, or Saddlebags. BEDSTEADS & BEDDING, In large quantities to select from. CARPETS, FLOORCLOTHS, LINOLEUMS, KITCHEN FURNITURE, MATS, RUGS, TOILET WARE, &C. And all other description of House Furniture in endless variety. FOR CASH or on our new HIRE PUR- CHASE SYSTEM. No Bill of Sale required. ALL GOODS DELIVERED FREE. Intending Purchasers are requested to Inspect our Large Stock before going elsewhere. Why go to Cardiff when you can obtain all you require at home ? and spend your money where it "is earned. Note the Address :— nt% 78, Holton-road, Barry Dock. T. EMLYN JONES, BURNISHING, MANUFACTURING & GENERAL IRONMONGER, PLUMBER, GAS-FITTER, BELL-HANGER, AND HOT WATEl ENGINEER, GLEBE-STREET & LUDLOW-STREET, PENARTH. 'Warehouses—SALOP-STREET. Experienced Workmen in all Branches. Estimates Free SHIMELD BROS., MANUFACTURING AND GENERAL STATIONERS, PRINTERS, BOOKBINDERS, ACCOUNT BOOK MAKERS, AND DISCOUNT BOOKSELLERS, ■Glefoe-street, Ludlow-street, and Arcot-street, PENARTH.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week com- mencing 11th June, 1894:- Monday—Adjutants' Parade in Uniform. Parade in Drill Order on Cadoxton Moors, near Weston Bridge, at seven p.m. sharp. If wet, Parade at the Drill Hall. Tuesday and Thursday—Gun Drill. Wednes day—Gun and Recruit Drill. Friday—Adjutants' Parade in Uniform, same as for Monday. Saturday (To-morrow)—Gun Practice at Laver- nock; leave Cadoxton by the 4.28 p.m. train. Undress Uniform to he worn. Hours of Drill. 7 30 to 8.30 p.m. Carbines and Swords will be issued every evening after drill. Any Members having Changed their Address, will please notify the same to the Sergeant-Instructor. By Order, (signed) J JUST HANDCOCK, Capt. Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.V.A., Barry Dock. SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION-ROYAL ENGINEERS. Honorary Colonel, Major-General H. H. Lee, R.E. Battalion Orders by Major A. Thornley, Command- ing. For week ending ISth June, 1894. Drills as under :—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday -Submarine Mining Establishment, 7.30 p.m. Parade in Working Unifoi m, with Side Arms and Rifles. Defence Practice — Saturday, 16th June-Embark at Pier Head. Paia-ie at Sub-marine Mining Estab- lishment. 2 30 p.m n,eruits may attend, but will not receive full pay unics-" they have completed their 40 Volunteer Drills. Detail of Duiy-("r(ierly Officer: Captain G. D. Thornley. The Annul Training commences at Plymouth on July 28th. An\ Mi-mber absent without leave is liable to a fine of £ 5 Only in very spefin,' rases can applications for leave for whole or any 11"1: J\)1l of the training be recom- mended. Applications mu;;t be sent in before June 30th. Rifles, Side Ann;, and Camp Equipment to be drawn from Store am 'rill Night. By order, (Signed) W. GIDDY, Lieut., C.B., R.E., Acting-Adjt.
BARRY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Barry United I District School Board was held on Monday evening last at Holton-road Schools, Barry Docks, present- Mr J. Lowdon, J.P. (chairman), Mr J. Rees (deputy-chairman), Rev J. Price, Captain R. Davies, Mr B. Lewis, Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Dr Treharne, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, and Dr Living- stone, with Mr W. H. Lewis (clerk), and Mr R. Treharne Rees (clerk's deputy). COMPLAINTS AGAINST A HEAD TEACHER. After a warm discussion, which we were desired not to report, it was resolved that the board form itself into a committee of inquiry with reference to certain complaints against one of the head teachers in the board's employ. THE CARETAKER OF CADOXTON INFANTS' SCHOOL. The school management committee recommended the appointment of Mrs Florence Hawtin, of Cadoxton, as caretaker of Cadoxton Infants School.—Mr J. Rees proposed, as an amendment, the appointment of a widow named Mrs Samuels, but this was not seconded, and the recommenda- tion of the committee was adopted, the new care- taker to commence duty on Monday next. APPLICATION FOR INCREASE OF SALARY. Mr Roach, a member of the teaching staff at Holton-road School, applied for an advance in salary, the Chairman remarking that inasmuch as Mr Roach was an efficient teacher, he hoped the board would see its way clear to recognise his services.-Dr O'Donnell said he had made inquiry as to the cost of the teaching staffs at the different schools, and found that, although Holton-road was at the rate of 27s 9d per head, that at Cadoxton School was 33s 6d Romilly-road, 34s 2d and Barry, 36s. He thought, therefore, they were justified in granting Mr Roach a small increase and he proposed that an additional E5 be given him.-Dr Treharne seconded, and it was unani- mously agreed to. THE TEACHING OF HIGHER SUBJECTS. A communication was read from Mr Walter Hogg, organising agent to the County Technical Instruction Committee, with reference to the proposed teaching of geometry and other higher grade subjects to the teaching staff.-The letter was referred to the head teachers. THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF CADOXTON SCHOOLS. The Clerk read a letter from the Education Department approving of the board's proposal to revise the plan for the extension of Cadoxton Schools on the land just scheduled from the lady of the manor and commoners. THE EVENING SCHOOLS. The Education Department also reported the results of the examinations of the evening schools conducted in the district during the past winter, the amount of grant realised being about £15. REVISION OE THE SCALE OF SALARIES. Captain Davies gave notice to move at the next meeting a proposal for the revision of the scale of salaries of the teachers under the Board. THE HALF-YEARLY ESTIMATE. Dr O'Donnell said there was a considerable scheme of extension of school buildings in contem- plation by the Board, but he saw no provision whatever made in the estimate towards the cost of the same. The education rate was laid down in the estimate at 51d in the 4, and he would like to know whether it was intended to have a small rate this half-year and a heavy one next half-year.— The Chairman said the proposed extensions would be carried out by means of a loan.-Dr O'Donnell said he was aware of that, but money would be required for the purchase of land.—In reply to a question, the Clerk stated the purchase of additional land on Cadoxton Common would probably be completed before the end of the present half-year. PRI; E MONK IF AND THE BATSS. Dr O'Donnell askei for information with reference to an item ia the estimate for j610 in respect of prizes.-TI. o Chairman replied the Board had adopted the prize schtme, and that amount was for prize tickets, religious instruction awards, etc.—Mr B. Lt'wis said the Board had estimated a rate of 5id in the £ for the present half-year, but he had received a demand note from the assistant-overseer which showed a rate of 6 £ d for education.—The Chairman explained that the School Board estimated on the whole ratable value of the district, but the assistant-overseer had to provide for vacancies, so that he was obliged to put on an additional penny in order to produce the amount required by the Board.—The Clerk The overseers must find the money, and they put on an additional penny for that purpose. — Dr O'Donnell: But they have no right to do so. THE BOARD AND THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF THE LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT. The Clerk was authorised to attend and give evidence on behalf of the School Board in favour of the proposed annexation of portions of the parishes of Sully and St. Andrew's to those of Barry and Cadoxton, at the public inquiry to be held at Cardiff Workhouse to-morrow (Saturday). This concluded the public business of the Board
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following i& the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 9 10. 68 32. 6 11. 24 31. 8 Sunday, 10 11. 50 30. 6 Monday, 11 0. 21 30. 2 0. 51 29. 1 Tuesday, 12 1. 27 29. 7 2. 2 29. 1 Wednesday, 13. 2. 34 30. 3 3. 6 30. 2 Thursday, 14 3. 39 31. 5 4. 7 31. 3 Friday. 15 4. 36 32. 5 5. 3 32. 3 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP. MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 27 35,560 Do. sailed 36 51,402 Sailing Vessels arrived — ——— Do. sailed 7 9,334 Steamers in Dock 19 31,492 Sailing Vessels do 15 23,447 Total 34 54,939 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 50 80,115 Decrease 16 25,176 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 54 66,002 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 2,874 tons 0 cwt; ditto same period last year, 1,276 tons 0 cwt increase, 1,598 tons 0 cwt. The total import08 for the week ended June 2nd amounted to 64,693 tons 3 cwt.; corresponding week ended June 3rd, 1893, 63,242 tons 12 cwt; increase, 1,450 tons 11 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 116,869 tons 16 cwt. Corresponding week ended June 3rd, 1893, 89,842 tons 14 cwt; increase, 26,217 tons 2 cwt. Total to June 2nd, 1S94, 2,132,188 tons 8 cwt. corresponding week last year, 1,924,486 tons 14 cwt. increase, 207,701 tons 14 cwt. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock during the week ended Saturday last amounted to 118,933 tons 16 cwt., made up as follows :— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal and coke .116,011 1G General merchandise 48 0 IMPORTS. Pitwood. 2,325 0 General merchandise 49 0 Total 118,933 16
PICKPOCKETS AT PENARTH. TWO MEN TAKEN TO THE POLICE BY CIVILIANS AND CHARGED. John Jones and William Jones, two old men, apparently of the straggling class, were brought up (before Mr Lewis Williams) at the Penarth Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Cardiff, on Friday last, on a charge of pickpocketing.—Mrs Maria Morris, of 4, Westbourne-roaa, Penarth, stated that on Thursday afternoon, about one o'clock, she was standing in Windsor-road watching the procession of Lord George Sanger's Circus. When she got home sne missed her purse, which contained 4s 9d. She at once gave information to the police.—Inspector Rutter said that one of the prisoners was caught in the act of extracting a purse from another female's pocket, and was brought to the police-station by a private individual; the other was detected throw- ing Mrs Morris's purse, produced, over a wall, and was brought to the police-station in a similar manner, and both prisoners being well-known pickpockets were taken into custody. In Mrs Morris's purse was a threepenny piece with a large hole in the centre, and this was found on one of the prisoners. Accused were remanded until Monday at Penarth Police Court. PRISONERS BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. The Penarth magistrates (Mr LI. Wood and Mr W. B. Gibbs) had before them on Monday last two old men, named John Jones, of Cardiff, and William Jones, of Abergavenny, charged on remand with picking pockets at Penarth on Thurs- day. Mrs Maria Morris, a married woman living at Westbourne-road, Penarth, gave evidence as to the loss of her purse, containing 4s 9d, as she stood in a crowd looking at the circus procession passing along Windsor-road on Thursday after- noon.—Inspector Rutter said he received the prisoner John Jones into custody from a man named Richard Sidford, who arrested him in the crowd. On searching him, Mrs Morris's purse and its contents were found on his person. E. C. Angove, and a man named Brown, of Cardiff, having seen William Jones, the other prisoner, throw something over a back wall in Glebe-lane, they went to the spot and found another purse, which, it was ascertained, belonged to a woman named Mrs Flora Deveridge. William Jones was afterwards apprehended and handed over to the police. A third woman, named Mrs Joseph, was also robbed.—Mrs Deveridge, who said she was the wife of a railway foreman, swore to one of the prisoners standing near her in the crowd as she watched Sanger's procession go through Windsor- road on Thursday.—Inspector Rutter said John Jones was brought to the police-station by Richard Sidford, and two purses were handed to him, one being identified by Mrs Morris, and the other by Mrs Deveridge. The officer added there was a third case, but the evidence had not yet been completed.-The Bench committed John Jones, against whom there is a long list of previous convictions, for trial at the quarter sessions, but dismissed the charge against William Jones.
MASTER AND MAN AT PENARTH. On Monday last, at Penarth Police-court—before Messrs LI. Wood and W. B. Gibbs Robert McDonald charged Joseph Henry Baldwin, a Cornish labourer, with an assault on the 24th ultimo. The evidence showed that on the morning of the date named defendant met the complainant near the railway station at Penarth, when Baldwin accused him of having summarily dis- charged him from his situation. A fight resulted, complainant retaliating to defendant's blows by kicking him repeatedly in the thigh.—Mr F. Wall, auctioneer, gave evidence for the defence, but the Bench said Baldwin had no right to strike com- plainant notwithstanding the provocation he might have received. He would, therefore, be fined 10s, or seven days.
MK. SOLOMON ANDREWS AND THE PENARTH-ROAD TOLL GATE. We are informed that negotiations which have recently taken place between the representatives of the Marquis of Bute and Mr Solomon Andrews have resulted in the latter giving up his tenancy of the Penarth-road toll-gate. It is further reported that his lordship's object in terminating the tenancy is to facilitate the abolition of the toll.
THEFT OF A SEALSKIN JACKET AT PENARTH. James Jones, a man of the labouring class, was brought up on remand at Penarth Police Court on Monday last-before Messrs Lewellen Wood and W. B. Gibbs—and charged with stealing a sealskin jacket belonging to Mr T. Bomash, pawn- broker, Glebe-street, Penarth. Mr W. J. Crouch, Mr Bomash's manager, gave evidence as to the loss of the jacket, and Rose Price, daughter of a neighbour, said she saw prisoner carry a sealskin jacket similar to the one lost on the day in ques- tion, when the accused was going down the street. -Inspector Rutter said the missing article had not been found, and the Bench, considering the evidence insufficient to convict, dismissed the case.
THE PRESENTATION OF PLATE TO MR ROBERT FORREST, J.P. Owing to the fact that Mr Robert Forrest. J.P., Sc. Fagaii's, and director of the Barry Rail- way Company, has been called away to attend the funeral of bis sister, who has just died suddenly in Scotland, the presentation plate arranged for last Saturday has been postponed until to-morrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m.
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LAST WEEK'S TRAFFIC RECEIPTS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. On the Barry Railway during the past week the traffic receipts were Coaching, £ 349 goods, £ 194 minerals, £ 3,572 dock dues, &c., £ 4.629 total. £ 8.744. Corresponding week of last year:- L Coaching, £ 393 goods, £ 344 minerals, £ 2.594 j dock dues. &c., £ 4,023 total, £ 7,457 increase, £ 1,287.
I COGAN AND LLANDOUGH SCHOOL BOARD. I The newly-elected members of the. Cogan and Llandough School Board held their first meeting following the annual election on Tuesday evening last, there being present-Rev F. E. Williams, Messrs E. B. Riley, W. L. Morris, J. Pavey, and J. F. Proud, with Mr F. E. Hughes (cleik). ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr J. F. Proud proposed, and Mr E. B. Riley seconded, that Mr W. L. Morris be elected chair- man of the Board, the proposition being unani- mously carried.—On the motion of the Rev F. E. Williams, seconded by Mr Proud, Mr J. Pavey was selected vice-chairman. TEACHERS' LEAVE OF ABSENCE. The question was raised as to the custom adopted for granting teachers under the Board. leave of absence, any member of the Board having previously held the power to allow teachers leave of absence.—The Chairman remarked if a teacher made application to him in this matter he would not know whether to grant the lequest or not, because it might prove inconvenient to the school. The Clerk thought the power might be left Ín the hands of the head teachers.—The Rev F. E. Williams said if the members were allowed the power of granting leave of absence it would lead to a certain amount of friction between the head teachers and the other members of the staff.—Mr Pavey considered the matter could be left in the hands of the head master and mistress, who could acouaint one of the members of the Board when application was made for leave of absence.—After further discussion, the RevF. E. Williams moved and Mr Riley seconded, that the head master and mistress be allowed to grant short leave of absence to any of their teaching staff's when convenient, and to close the school for half-a-day whea desirable.—Agreed. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. The Chairman and Mr Riley were appointed school management committee, on the motion of Mr Proud, seconded by Mr Pavey. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. It was decided that the following holidays be allowed the school children during the year: Christmas, two weeks; Whitsun, one week Easter Monday, one day Good Friday, one day and August, three weeks the head teachers to be permitted to change the holiday dates if thought, desirable. THE TEACHING STAFF AND THE BOARD. The following communication was read from- the head-master to the Board:—"I hope that, the new Board and the teachers will work harmoniously together, and that we shall be treated, not as children, but as teachers, who will do their duty and then, I am sure, want of respect from any of the teachers will not have to be complained of by the members of tho Board." -The Chairman remarked he was sorry that the head-master should have placed such a communi- cation on the agenda. The members of the new Board, he was sure, had come there to do their duty for the good of the place, and also for the interests of the teachers. (Hear, hear.) APPLICATION' FOR INCREASE OF SALARY. The head-master of the Cogan Board School Mr R. A. Lewis, applied for an augmentation of his salary. The letter of application pointed cub. that at Barry the bead-master received JB200, and at Cardiff, £300. Mr Lewis also stated the school at Cogan was not so large as at Barry and Cardiff, but when he informed the Board that he now received only £95, plus one-tenth of the, grants—total, £ 107—they would admit he was considerably underpaid. He had been under the Board for ten years. The master of the Penarth Board School received twice as much as he did, and he (Mr Lewis) should think a salary of B150 per annum, without any portion of the grant, would be a fair wage.—The Chairman remarked the members of the Board would admit Mr Lewia did his work very well, and there was no question as to his being underpaid. He considered Mr Lewis should receive a living wage.—The members agreed, but it was decided to defer the matter till the next meeting. THE BOARD AND THE PRESS. The Chairman said he had great pleasure in moving that the Press in future be ad.nitted to all meetings of the Board.—Mr Pavey seconded, and it was unanimously agreed to, this being the first meeting of the Board that the Press has attended.
DIXAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held on Wednesday last at the Police Court, St. Nicholas, when there were present:—Messrs O. H. Jones, J.P. (in the chair), Valentine Trayes, J.P., Major-General Lee, J.P., D. T. Alexander, Oliver Williams, W. Thomas, Oliver Thomas, J. M. Savours, W. Savours, W. Lougher, W. Evans, D. Lougher, J. Morris (clerk), and Frank Laurens, A.M.I.C.E. (surveyor). AN EXPLANATION. The Chairman said he wished to make a state- ment in connection with a matter brought forward at the previous meeting, with reference to the letting of the road contract for No. 1 division of the parish of Penmark. When the original tenders were opened, not one had been received for this division, and the surveyor was autborised to send to contractors in that parish asking for tenders, with the result that only one estimate was sent in, that of Mr John James, which was accordingly accepted. He thought, he had not exceeded his duty.—Mr Alexander said the Board had full confidence in Mr Jones, and that he had not exceeded his duty, but the surveyor had only asked one person to tender.-This Mr Laurens denied, stating be had sent forms to several persons.—It was then unanimously resolved to rescind the resolution of the previous meeting, and that the acceptance of the tender of Mr James be confirmed. THE ENCROACHMENT AT EASTBROOK. A letter was read from the Barry Railway Com- pany asking for a plan of the alleged encroach- ment at East brook, which the surveyor waw ordered to send. THE MAINTENANCE OF MAIN ROADS. A grant of L220 was received from the County Council towards the repairs and maintenance of the main road in the district. COMMUNICATION FROM PONTYPRIDD. A letter was read from the Pontypridd District Highway Board asking the Dinas Powis authority to contribute JB12 towards the cleansing and painting of Ponterry Bridge, but it was decided to reply stating that the charge was excessive. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The surveyor presented his report, whicifc showed that the committee appointed at the previous meeting had decided not to widen the Harbour-lane at present. He also stated that he had visited Tvrynfald Common in connection with the alleged encroachment, and ascertained that the land belonged to Mr Tucker, who had purchased it about eight years ago, and had built a wall around it.—The matter was allowed to drop.—The drainage of Logwood-road bad been completed, and he the (surveyor) pre- sented a bill for E2 158 for the work.-General Lee had, Mr Laurens added, written to him offer- ing a piece of land near the Malt House, Dinas Powis, for the widening of the road, which, it, was explained, was very dangerous at that "pot. -It was unanimously resolved to advertise for- tenders, and that the Board thank General Lee for his generosity. On the motion of Mr Alexander, it was decided to tender for royalty on stones from local quarry men.
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